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February 24, 1992 | ELIZABETH SHOGREN, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Police brandishing nightsticks clashed Sunday with hard-line Communist demonstrators as they tried to force their way to the Kremlin to mark the 74th anniversary of the Red Army with an anti-government rally. It was the first time violence has been used to control a mass demonstration since Boris N. Yeltsin was elected president of Russia in May, 1990. The protesters, chanting "Yeltsin resign!"
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May 10, 2006 | From the Associated Press
Russian President Vladimir V. Putin presided Tuesday over the annual Red Square parade celebrating the World War II victory over Nazi Germany, paying homage to the sacrifice of elderly veterans but not mentioning the former Soviet Union's allies.
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May 8, 1995 | CAROL J. WILLIAMS, TIMES STAFF WRITER
By order of the Russian government, it will not rain on President Boris N. Yeltsin's parade Tuesday. And to ensure orderly transport of the more than 50 visiting heads of state to the V-E Day venues, central streets within a five-mile radius of parade routes have been closed to vehicle traffic.
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May 10, 2001 | ROBYN DIXON, TIMES STAFF WRITER
They flew flimsy wood-and-canvas planes into hails of deadly flak and wore no parachutes. They preferred to commit suicide by crashing rather than be taken as POWs. Their German enemies dubbed the daredevil female Soviet pilots the Nachthexen: the Night Witches. For Russians, May 9--Victory Day, marking the defeat of the Nazis in World War II--is the most glorious holiday, when memories of the nation's past as a great power are revived.
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May 10, 1992 | Reuters
Communists heckled Russian President Boris N. Yeltsin during celebrations Saturday to mark Nazi Germany's defeat in World War II. In Moscow's Gorky Park, where Yeltsin was at first warmly greeted at a gathering of veterans, several hundred Communists approached him and started shouting "Down with Yeltsin" and "Yeltsin out." Although protected by dozens of guards and police, Yeltsin walked back to his car, pursued by shouting opponents, witnesses said.
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May 9, 1993 | Associated Press
Russian President Boris N. Yeltsin and his main rival, Parliament Chairman Ruslan I. Khasbulatov, appealed for calm Saturday on the eve of Russia's celebration of the defeat of Nazi Germany. Both men hoped to avoid a repeat of violent May Day observances, in which one police officer was killed and hundreds of people were injured during clashes between hard-line Communist demonstrators and police.
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May 2, 1996 | CAROL J. WILLIAMS, TIMES STAFF WRITER
If Wednesday's dampened celebrations of May Day can be regarded as a straw poll of voters ahead of the June presidential election, the forces for democracy can breathe a sigh of relief. Rallies to note the traditionally Communist workers' holiday drew relatively small and docile crowds, in contrast with the hordes of angry anti-reform demonstrators that had been predicted.
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April 16, 1995 | CAROL J. WILLIAMS, TIMES STAFF WRITER
In the days of hard-line communism, the trouble with Subbotniks--the three Saturdays a year of "voluntary free labor"--was that the unpaid pre-holiday cleanups were compulsory for all. In the early days of reform, during former Soviet leader Mikhail S. Gorbachev's campaign for openness and freedom, Subbotniks remained a command performance, but little work got done. Students, office workers, pensioners and soldiers turned the seasonal spruce-up into a massive picnic.
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April 5, 1995 | Associated Press
Chancellor Helmut Kohl has decided to travel to Moscow to mark the 50th anniversary of Germany's defeat in World War II, but he will not attend the military parade at the heart of the celebration, officials said Tuesday. President Clinton, President Francois Mitterrand of France and Prime Minister John Major of Britain have confirmed they will attend the Red Square parade, which Russian officials said would include soldiers who helped crush the Chechnya rebellion this year.
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January 1, 1999 | MAURA REYNOLDS, TIMES STAFF WRITER
You might think Santa Claus has a tough job, what with flying all over the world in a single night and figuring out who's been naughty or nice. But these days, he has it easy compared with his Russian cousin, Ded Moroz. Russia's big winter holiday is New Year's, and today is when Ded Moroz makes his rounds. By tradition, he has a somewhat more arduous job than Santa: He usually delivers gifts in person, and he has no brigade of elves to help, just a young girl called Snow Maiden.
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January 1, 1999 | MAURA REYNOLDS, TIMES STAFF WRITER
You might think Santa Claus has a tough job, what with flying all over the world in a single night and figuring out who's been naughty or nice. But these days, he has it easy compared with his Russian cousin, Ded Moroz. Russia's big winter holiday is New Year's, and today is when Ded Moroz makes his rounds. By tradition, he has a somewhat more arduous job than Santa: He usually delivers gifts in person, and he has no brigade of elves to help, just a young girl called Snow Maiden.
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May 2, 1996 | CAROL J. WILLIAMS, TIMES STAFF WRITER
If Wednesday's dampened celebrations of May Day can be regarded as a straw poll of voters ahead of the June presidential election, the forces for democracy can breathe a sigh of relief. Rallies to note the traditionally Communist workers' holiday drew relatively small and docile crowds, in contrast with the hordes of angry anti-reform demonstrators that had been predicted.
NEWS
May 10, 1995 | CAROL J. WILLIAMS
Russian security forces turned away American journalists from Victory Day events attended by President Clinton on Tuesday after accusing White House aides of giving them forged press passes. Plainclothes agents and uniformed militia also roughed up some reporters and at least one White House staffer at a World War II veterans parade in Red Square. The incidents, including one involving a senior member of Russian President Boris N.
NEWS
May 8, 1995 | CAROL J. WILLIAMS, TIMES STAFF WRITER
By order of the Russian government, it will not rain on President Boris N. Yeltsin's parade Tuesday. And to ensure orderly transport of the more than 50 visiting heads of state to the V-E Day venues, central streets within a five-mile radius of parade routes have been closed to vehicle traffic.
NEWS
April 16, 1995 | CAROL J. WILLIAMS, TIMES STAFF WRITER
In the days of hard-line communism, the trouble with Subbotniks--the three Saturdays a year of "voluntary free labor"--was that the unpaid pre-holiday cleanups were compulsory for all. In the early days of reform, during former Soviet leader Mikhail S. Gorbachev's campaign for openness and freedom, Subbotniks remained a command performance, but little work got done. Students, office workers, pensioners and soldiers turned the seasonal spruce-up into a massive picnic.
NEWS
April 5, 1995 | Associated Press
Chancellor Helmut Kohl has decided to travel to Moscow to mark the 50th anniversary of Germany's defeat in World War II, but he will not attend the military parade at the heart of the celebration, officials said Tuesday. President Clinton, President Francois Mitterrand of France and Prime Minister John Major of Britain have confirmed they will attend the Red Square parade, which Russian officials said would include soldiers who helped crush the Chechnya rebellion this year.
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May 2, 1994 | SONNI EFRON, TIMES STAFF WRITER
The bells of a Kremlin church silenced for 76 years began tolling the advent of Orthodox Easter just before midnight Sunday, heralding a May Day holiday on which religion and the pleasures of spring triumphed over political strife. Thousands of die-hard Communists celebrated the international workers' day with red-flag-filled marches and speeches bashing President Boris N. Yeltsin as an ethically bankrupt traitor who has impoverished his people.
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November 8, 1991 | ELIZABETH SHOGREN, TIMES STAFF WRITER
There was something for everyone on Thursday as this historic city marked the 74th anniversary of the Bolshevik Revolution in a style never seen before. A pitiful band of about 1,000 Communists gathered near the battleship Aurora, famous for its role in the revolution. But their faint cries of "Long live the revolution!" were drowned out by merrymaking elsewhere. At Palace Square, St. Petersburg Mayor Anatoly A.
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May 2, 1994 | SONNI EFRON, TIMES STAFF WRITER
The bells of a Kremlin church silenced for 76 years began tolling the advent of Orthodox Easter just before midnight Sunday, heralding a May Day holiday on which religion and the pleasures of spring triumphed over political strife. Thousands of die-hard Communists celebrated the international workers' day with red-flag-filled marches and speeches bashing President Boris N. Yeltsin as an ethically bankrupt traitor who has impoverished his people.
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May 10, 1993 | JOHN-THOR DAHLBURG, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Denouncing President Boris N. Yeltsin as a fascist like Adolf Hitler, graying World War II veterans and other disillusioned Russians marched by the thousands Sunday in the biggest show of anti-Yeltsin fury here since the breakup of the Soviet Union. "We will win because Russia is with us!" National Salvation Front leader and reactionary member of Parliament Ilya V. Konstantinov predicted to a cheering crowd.
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